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« Reply #2685 on: November 23, 2017, 05:28:17 AM »
Needs a flamethrower.
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Should make, all together, good cheer in the hall
Once ended the harvest, let none be beguiled
Please such as did help thee, man, woman and **09**."

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« Reply #2686 on: November 29, 2017, 03:49:01 AM »
The Church of the SubGenius Finally Plays It Straight
After nearly forty years as one of the most charming put-ons to hit the counterculture, SubGenius founder Ivan Stang and filmmaker Sandy K. Boone reveal the true story of the long con.

By Dan Solomon, November 2, 2017

http://www.texasmonthly.com/the-daily-post/the-church-of-the-subgenius-finally-plays-it-straight/

Filmmaker Sandy K. Boone—whose late husband, David Boone, was one of the first people to sign up for the SubGenius’s mailing list—announced in October a Kickstarter campaign to fund Slacking Toward Bethelhem, a documentary that would tell the true and unabridged story of the Church of the SubGenius for the first time. Boone spoke with Texas Monthly without any of the in-character gags (well, almost) to discuss what the SubGenius means in the age of Trump, why the SubGenius mustn’t turn into Scientology, and what it feels like to stop keeping a straight face on your inside joke after nearly forty years.

(BTW, the Kickstarter campaign made its goal)
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"In harvest time, harvest folk, servants and all
Should make, all together, good cheer in the hall
Once ended the harvest, let none be beguiled
Please such as did help thee, man, woman and **09**."

Thomas Tusser, Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry

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« Reply #2687 on: December 11, 2017, 03:20:46 AM »
Super-funny!
"When your city is French in origin, and your Mayor and Governor are Democrats, and those most affected by this natural disaster are Black, don't expect much help from Bush." -- Left of Y'all (and the link works now too! )

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« Reply #2688 on: December 15, 2017, 04:37:15 AM »
The Environmental Cost of Internet Porn

So many people watch porn online that the industry’s carbon footprint might be worse now that it was in the days of DVDs and magazines.

Matt Kessler, The Atlantic, 12/13/17

Scientists who analyze the environmental impact of the internet tout the benefits of this “dematerialization,” observing that energy use and carbon-dioxide emissions will drop as media increasingly can be delivered over the internet. But this theory might have a major exception: porn.

Using a formula that Netflix published on its blog in 2015, Nathan Ensmenger, a professor at Indiana University who is writing a book about the environmental history of the computer, calculates that if Pornhub streams video as efficiently as Netflix (0.0013 kWh per streaming hour), it used 5.967 million kWh in 2016. For comparison, that’s about the same amount of energy 11,000 light bulbs would use if left on for a year. And operating with Netflix’s efficiency would be a best-case scenario for the porn site, Ensmenger believes.

Is pornography in the digital era leaving a larger carbon footprint than it did during the days of magazines and videos? Obtaining raw numbers will always be a sticking point, because the stigmatized industry has never kept track of sales like the music and film industries, and has no significant archives. But if pornography experts’ estimates are accurate, they suggest a rare scenario where digitization might have increased the overall consumption of porn so much that the principal of dematerialization gets flipped on its head. The internet could allow people to spend so much time looking at porn that it’s actually worse for the environment.

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So don't throw out those magazines, OK?  8)
rtpoe

"In harvest time, harvest folk, servants and all
Should make, all together, good cheer in the hall
Once ended the harvest, let none be beguiled
Please such as did help thee, man, woman and **09**."

Thomas Tusser, Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry

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« Reply #2689 on: January 04, 2018, 01:58:17 AM »
Or you can send those old magazines to me instead ;)

Stranger than fiction, but it really happened.
"When your city is French in origin, and your Mayor and Governor are Democrats, and those most affected by this natural disaster are Black, don't expect much help from Bush." -- Left of Y'all (and the link works now too! )

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« Reply #2690 on: January 04, 2018, 02:30:54 AM »
A frozen soap bubble.
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Should make, all together, good cheer in the hall
Once ended the harvest, let none be beguiled
Please such as did help thee, man, woman and **09**."

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"When your city is French in origin, and your Mayor and Governor are Democrats, and those most affected by this natural disaster are Black, don't expect much help from Bush." -- Left of Y'all (and the link works now too! )

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« Reply #2692 on: January 06, 2018, 04:11:14 PM »
Remember the housing boom of the late 1990s - early 2000s? When the nouveau riche spent all their money on big houses despite knowing nothing of architecture and taste?

McMansion Hell is your guide to what's become of those monsters.

Put together by an amateur architecture buff, the site looks explains what's bad - and not just from an aesthetic point of view - about them.

Poke around and you'll learn quite a bit about residential architecture - history, styles, terminology (panes of glass go in "lights" in windows, for example) - along the way.

Only trouble is, the photos (borrowed from readily available realtor listings - funny how a LOT of these houses are for sale) are generally rather small, making it hard to see the details.

Here's one of the larger (and most viewed) ones:

OK - now that is funny... granted it is right up my ally, but inside humor is the best because it makes fun of what you do and sometimes only you get the joke.

Great Find!
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« Reply #2693 on: January 06, 2018, 05:25:44 PM »
Someone should come up with a name to describe this pose.  :-\
http://forum.bearchive.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=663278.0;attach=642754;image

Options:

The GWWAP or Glass Wall Woman's Alternate Push-Up
The Kneedy Back View
The Upward Rabbit (hybrid Yoga Pose)
The Pelvic Photoshop
The Dotted W
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« Reply #2694 on: January 07, 2018, 04:52:45 AM »
My second computer.

My second computer. ;) Well, not mine specifically, but the same as mine.

Our second computer was an IBM 386.

My first was a C-64 which I used from 1981 to 1994, which I loved.
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« Reply #2695 on: January 16, 2018, 09:46:50 PM »
This has probably been posted here somewhere but I haven't seen it.

Click it
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« Reply #2696 on: January 18, 2018, 03:25:59 AM »
Why did I have to do that????

Anyway, here's a good response the next time someone calls to say you've got a virus on your computer:

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Me: *answering the phone* “Hello. This is [Office], security department.”

Caller: “Hello, my name is Peter from Microsoft, and I’m calling because there’s a virus on your Microsoft machine—”

Me: “Well, I should hope so. I didn’t spend all this time setting up an air gap for a false alarm.”

Caller: “Sorry? I’m calling because there’s a virus –”

Me: “Technically, it’s a WannaCry Trojan.”

Caller: “I don’t think you understand—”

Me: “Oh, did you mean you want to order a virus? Because I can make them, but it’s illegal, so I’m going to have to tell you not to do that, and if you are especially don’t go onto the dark web—”

Caller: “Miss, this is very serious; you have a virus on your—”

Me: “I know. I installed it. You called a penetration test lab.”

Caller: *click*

(For those not familiar, a penetration test is effectively a hired hacking service, so you can see how secure your system is. Some scam calls are just deliciously ironic.)

http://notalwaysright.com/job-going-viral/103497/

(check the Comments, too....)
rtpoe

"In harvest time, harvest folk, servants and all
Should make, all together, good cheer in the hall
Once ended the harvest, let none be beguiled
Please such as did help thee, man, woman and **09**."

Thomas Tusser, Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry

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« Reply #2697 on: January 18, 2018, 03:40:01 AM »
It was originally called The Nashville Network at its debut in March 1983. Then, in August 2003, it controversially was renamed Spike TV. Starting tomorrow, Jan. 18, 2018, it will be renamed again to The Paramount Network.

That explains this tweetstorm.
"When your city is French in origin, and your Mayor and Governor are Democrats, and those most affected by this natural disaster are Black, don't expect much help from Bush." -- Left of Y'all (and the link works now too! )

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« Reply #2698 on: January 19, 2018, 04:36:23 AM »
Because someone had to do it.

An interactive graphic showing ALL of The Doctor's trips through time.

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20131119-doctor-who-travels-through-time

Peter Capaldi not included, because it was compiled before him.
rtpoe

"In harvest time, harvest folk, servants and all
Should make, all together, good cheer in the hall
Once ended the harvest, let none be beguiled
Please such as did help thee, man, woman and **09**."

Thomas Tusser, Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry

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« Reply #2699 on: January 21, 2018, 07:52:39 AM »
I do not understand the Japanese sometimes...

Just what is happening here?

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